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The Farmer and The Cook

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339 West El Roblar Drive, Ojai, CA 93023
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Ojai, California
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are a lot of restaurants that serve good food, and a lot that serve organic food, but few that serve good creative organic food, this being one of them. The produce is locally sourced (hence the restaurant's name -- see their website) and the Mexican oriented menu is varied enough for most palates. There is both inside and outdoor... More 

Thank Barry W
Oxnard, California
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70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch there this week !! The veggie tacos !! Perfect !! So good !! My grandson had the mango smoothie !!! Have some guests visiting from Back east that are Vegans and were so happy with their choices !

Thank PCYC869
Ojai, California
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want fresh, healthy food, this is the place. Plenty of vegan options. The breakfast burrito is outstanding.

Thank Richard M
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Absolutely amazing smoothies and juices! Try the Figgy Stardust or Scarrot Cake! The prices are reasonable, the food is fresh and made with love. Another plus, the staff was very friendly and offered good recommendations. Oh, and there is a neat little shop inside as well. Can't wait to revisit!

Thank Jennifer T
Ojai, California
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

If you want a casual but healthy place to eat dinner with your family , a date or a friend this is the place. the food is great all vegetarian/ vegan food but my meat eaters friends enjoy dining here also. NIce organic salad bar with soup bar daily. I love the bean burger and salad and once a week... More 

Thank Paula O
Brooklyn, New York
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49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

A few minutes beyond chi-chi downtown Ojai lays The Farmer and Cook, where you can eat, drink, and linger in a laid-back atmosphere with great vegetarian options.

Thank DrSchnitzel
Toronto, Canada
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54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Lovely place for breakfast in Ojai. Order at the counter and have food delivered to you on the patio. Try the Acai bowl, Chai tea, and any of the smoothies. They also serve Kombucha and a variety of healthy beverages. Definitely recommend for an authentic Ojai experience.

Thank NinjaTourist
Burlington, Vermont
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

There were many options that would have been delicious and were clearly delicious for my friends. I chose the Huarache. It was pure delight. I have been thinking of that meal since I left the restaurant and may need to go back before I leave town to have it again. I had the vegan option and thought it may be... More 

Thank Cindy P
Northern California
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

We rode cruiser bikes from downtown Ojai, first along a bike path, then along the roadway, to get to this cafe. It was worth the effort (about a 5-mile round trip) and obviously very popular. The food was great - colorful, imaginative, fresh vegetarian fare, some vegan as well. Cute shop too.

Thank AsteriasNorCal
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107 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

I love this place. They have a lot of great organic products and food items. My wish list is I wish they do less fried things, and more sugar free things.

Thank worldtraveler2392123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 339 West El Roblar Drive, Ojai, CA 93023
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ojai
  • Phone Number: 18056409608
A cafe-market-bakery-salad bar serving Mexican food using organic chiles, tomatoes and tomatillos grown at the farm. The tortillas are handmade and the sangria is topped with local Ojai citrus. Quite a few vegan, raw and gluten-free offerings; everything else is vegetarian. Lovely outdoor patio with a striped green awning and a view of the mountains.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?